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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 18, 2017 Murby 0
RockinB wrote:
We used this calculator as a guide too. Our family numbers are a lot higher and we are very close on the quantities in the main “shtf” category’s that matter to us.
We’re finished prepping “shtf” food storage and have no intentions of ever using it. Peace of mind without maintaining a rigorous rotation schedule works best for us.

Well that’s certainly one way of doing it.. I plan on doing the same with our wheat berries.. Not really interested in wasting my time grinding them up so hopefully they turn out to be a waste of money.

But our canned soups are delicious.. better than anything that comes out of a cambells soup can.. I eat our canned foods all the time and I don’t do it reluctantly.. After working outside in the cold weather, its nice to be able to pop a quart jar of soup into the microwave and have it ready in 4 minutes.

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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0

We used this calculator as a guide too. Our family numbers are a lot higher and we are very close on the quantities in the main “shtf” category’s that matter to us.
We’re finished prepping “shtf” food storage and have no intentions of ever using it. Peace of mind without maintaining a rigorous rotation schedule works best for us.

Statistics: Posted by RockinB — Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:58 am


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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 18, 2017 Murby 0
donba wrote:
I just use this as a guide. We couldn’t live on this kind of diet so we mix in others, three months of freezes dried. Month of MRE, A few months of store bought food. Mix it all up, a years supply of food. Think how boring just eating any one group of food would be. Take your favorite meal eat nothing else, by the end of a week you will be sick of it.

I get that.. we have a huge variety from home canned meat soups (pork, chicken, venison, beef and even fish!) to home canned pork and beans, over 100 cans of store bought tuna (some in water, some in oil), and a variety of other things.

What I learned from the calculator is that I am still very under-stocked and need to increase our supply.

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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 18, 2017 donba 0

I just use this as a guide. We couldn’t live on this kind of diet so we mix in others, three months of freezes dried. Month of MRE, A few months of store bought food. Mix it all up, a years supply of food. Think how boring just eating any one group of food would be. Take your favorite meal eat nothing else, by the end of a week you will be sick of it.

Statistics: Posted by donba — Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 17, 2017 Gunns 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

Murby wrote:I was checking out the provident living calculator to see what they had to say about food storage..
https://providentliving.com/preparednes … /foodcalc/

Typed in 52 weeks for 3 adults and got some crazy numbers..

Can someone take a look?
1200 lbs grain
180 lbs legumes
90 lbs dairy
180 lbs of sugar :?
18 lbs salt (that one I get)
90 lbs of fats

1200 lbs of grain? WHAT?? That works out to just over a pound of grain per person per day..

???? … 1200lbs = 23lb per week = 7.6lbs per person per week = roughly 1lb per day

That’s about 1,500 calories. Plus sugar is for making it all taste better.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:37 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 17, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Murby wrote:
I was checking out the provident living calculator to see what they had to say about food storage..
https://providentliving.com/preparednes … /foodcalc/

Typed in 52 weeks for 3 adults and got some crazy numbers..

Can someone take a look?
1200 lbs grain
180 lbs legumes
90 lbs dairy
180 lbs of sugar :?
18 lbs salt (that one I get)
90 lbs of fats

1200 lbs of grain? WHAT?? That works out to just over a pound of grain per person per day..

???? … 1200lbs = 23lb per week = 7.6lbs per person per week = roughly 1lb per day

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am


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General Food Topics • Wacky LDS calculator or am I missing something?

February 17, 2017 Murby 0

I was checking out the provident living calculator to see what they had to say about food storage..
https://providentliving.com/preparednes … /foodcalc/

Typed in 52 weeks for 3 adults and got some crazy numbers..

Can someone take a look?
1200 lbs grain
180 lbs legumes
90 lbs dairy
180 lbs of sugar :?
18 lbs salt (that one I get)
90 lbs of fats

1200 lbs of grain? WHAT?? That works out to just over a pound of grain per person per day..

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:22 am


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General Food Topics • Re: Ever eat muskrat

January 29, 2017 mom2grandma 0

yes, my husband was a trapper and trapped them. we also live within 30 miles of a Native American reserve. Muskrat is eaten by the native Americans. To cook we always boiled, removed from bone and recooked with onions and pepper. Now that my husband of 40+ years has passed away I miss the food we lived on, muskrat, beaver, deer, and bear to mention a few. we had a very large garden, made our own butter and grew meat chickens each year. we also had chicken for fresh eggs. I canned, froze and dried food. When we shopped it was a treat.

Statistics: Posted by mom2grandma — Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:37 pm


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General Food Topics • Ever eat muskrat

January 28, 2017 rickdun 0

Has anybody ever eaten muskrat.

Well, I’ve traped about 88 so far this season and the last three I got well, I kept the hind quarters and put them in the crockpot, on high for about 1 hour and then on low for about 4 hours.

They are very lean and a little stringy. Cooked them in BBQ sauce with a few other spices and garlic. They are tasty, something like a lean pork loin. The grandkids loved it. Guess I’ll keep some more after I catch ’em.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:30 pm